Supporting Finish The Ride, an organization that is building a movement to raise awareness of hit and runs in California. Supporting AB 1532 is just one part of Finish the Ride’s larger efforts to stem the rising epidemic of hit and run crimes across California.
June 10, 2014
The Honorable Mike Gatto
State Assemblymember, 43rd District
State Capitol, Room 2114
Sacramento, CA 94249
RE: AB 1532 (Gatto): Hit-and-Run License Suspension: Support
Dear Assemblymember Gatto,
On behalf of Santa Monica Spoke, a Santa Monica walking and biking advocacy organization, I write in support of AB 1532, which would suspend the driver’s license of persons involved in a misdemeanor hit-and-run when a person has been struck.
With the alarming increase of hit-and-run incidents around the state, LA County and in the City of Santa Monica, Santa Monica Spoke has been working to increase the safety of people walking and biking in our city as well as awareness to the needs of pedestrians and cyclists up-and-down our state.
AB 1532 would provide a much needed deterrent to those who would strike people walking and biking and drive away, showing no concern for their fellow citizens. It is a measured approach that will help in the work that our group and other pedestrian and cycling groups do every day to make our streets safer.
For these reasons, Santa Monica Spoke is proud to support AB 1532
Santa Monica Spoke
cc: Members of the Assembly Public Safety Committee, Tom Ammiano, Chairman